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the carolinas through florida. snow flurries in the dakotas, around fargo and bismarck. foggy in california, from los angeles to san francisco. >> mostly 50s in the pacific northwest, central rockies and great plains. 30 in fargo. 40s in the midwest into the northeast. 81 in miami. >> we can only dream. >>> when we come back, bp gets ready to big deep and pay up for that gulf oil spill. a big announcement is expected today. >>> then, this morning, fears about 5-hour energy. the megashot of caffeine could be linked to more than a dozen deaths. >>> and he shoots, he doesn't score. and doesn't score again. and still doesn't score. the player who looks like he needs a gps to find the hoop. >>> welcome back, everybody. well, oil giant bp is expected to plead guilty, today, for its role in the massive 2010 oil spill off the gulf coast. stice department sources tell reuters that bp would admit criminal misconduct and pay what could be the largest penalty in u.s. history, probably in the billions of dollars. in exchange, the company would be exempt from future prosecution. >>> and there are big saf
from california to help restore power, getting fuel into the area, and direct assistance to help with food and lodging. this is going to take a while. we're doing everything we can that we stand by the people in the eastern seaboard. >> your predecessor karl rove, top strategist for george w. bush, has said that hurricane sandy the last week, has helped give the president a real boost politically? >> listen, we're not worried about the politics. we're worried about doing the right thing by those acted by the race. we think this has been a stable race. i think karl rove might have said that, because a few days ago he predicted a big romney win. listen, we're confident that the president has the electoral votes to win this, if we get our vote out. and that's what we're focused on. >> you remain so confident. you talked about the firewall. ohio, iowa and wisconsin. but we're seeing mitt romney going to pennsylvania today. i know you and a lot of democrats think that's a desperation move. but some of the polls are tightening right there. and it is a state that you haven't invested a
of electricity in california. regulators are threatening to fine barclays $470 million for gaming the markets for lower prices just so it can make bigger profits later. the bank denies the scheme. >>> an unusual sight to bring you along the mexico/arizona border. smugglers made a makeshift ramp to drive over the border. they abandoned the jeep some 14 feet in the air. >>> sam, how about national weather? >> as we do that, i want to thank wabc for giving us the flight yesterday. they're always in the air, by the way, and the best in the business. let me show you what's going on with this cold air that drops behind the storm. wait until you see these temperatures. it's what folks without power don't need, these temperatures. look at the high temperatures. they're close to the 40s by sunday and maybe monday in new york city. we're going to see colder air dipping in after that. the possibility of all of this rain into the northwest, now drying out, is good news. it's been six days of heavy rain in seattle, also in the portland area. we've seen california begin to dry out a little bit. that will h
with >> a california surfer with story after a close encounter. reason he's around is his quicktory fist.ng and fast >> i did not feel much pain until i woke up this morning. greg the 25-year-old scott stevens is alive after being juvenile great shark off the nor the city bay.umble >> it was about to for your feet .ong the the tip of the nose to dorsal fin. not enter the chest the abdominal cavity. it almost looks like scalpel lacerations. this is his surfboard after the attack. he said that they grabbed him him under. >> it kind of shook me. convince even started to fight back. >> i opened my eyes under water it in the side of couple times to release me. start paddlingto .n on a wave then a fellow surfer held him together. used our body weight. i would not have thought of top of somebody. great information for me for the future if. that if the help he had before the hospital easier.ake their job despite what happened, he is thankful to the doctors and surgeons and he says this will from his passion surfing. >> i will be back out there. nothing kinky be out of the water. -- nothing can keep me out o
northern california to seattle. up to half a foot of snow is expected in the cascades and northern rockies. rain in south texas. morning frost among the gulf coast. also, chilly in the northwest. and rain in the east coast, from florida all the way to new england. >> as for temperatures, mostly 50s in the northeast. just 30s and 40s in the midwest. 75 in phoenix. and 63 in sacramento. >>> when we come back this tuesday morning, the new pepsi that's making a bold claim, not about taste. but about health. >>> and police on the hunt for software king, john mcafee, the man behind the anti-virus software, as his neighbor turns up dead. >>> and caught on camera. crash landing. how could anyone walk away from this? >>> welcome back, everybody. there's a prediction this morning of a dramatic reversal in oil. the international energy agency predicts the u.s. will be the world's top oil producer in five years and will be all but self-sufficient in 20 years. the agency is predicting natural gas will become the largest single fuel in the u.s. >>> a new report says that we are doing better at keeping u
on the way. but some people without heat are still refusing to leave. >>> and from the cold to california's hot, dry winds. fire danger running high in the golden state. >>> and liar, liar. jimmy kimmel's election day prank with hilarious responses, you just have to hear. >>> good morning. it is election day. as you said, finally. >> finally. >> it all comes down to today, after the long, expensive campaign. all the ads. all the attacks. all the polls. all the promises. all the money. all the hype. today, the american people will choose their next president. >> and for weeks, as we've said, it's been an extremely tight race. and with election day 2012 finally here, your voice will be heard and your voteounted. we have correspondents with both campaigns that begin this election morning, with abc's t.j. winick. he's live for us in chicago. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. well, the president wrapped up his campaign yesterday here in the midwest. and right now, it looks as if a last-minute surge could carry barack obama to four more years. while most of the east c
counties. the layest on the numbers. >> don't hold your breath. >>> a 21-year-old california man confessed to breaking noonan see pelosi's home. arrested during another burglary in the same napa valley neighborhood. he had a watch on him taken from pelosi's house. and police say he admitted to breaking into six homes. >>> still recovering from super storm sandy, residents in new jersey and new york are now being hit by a nor'easter. the heavy, wet snow took down power lines and made the evening commute a pretty dangerous one. >> more than 1,000 flights have been canceled at area's airports and the nation's largest commuter railroad came to a halt. central park picked up 4 inches of snow, which is a record for this date. >> biggest one, ocean county, new jersey, got a foot of snow. pretty big storm. >> you love snow too. >> no, wake me when it is april. the storm is moving into new england making for what is likely to be a messy morning commute. >> with more on the track of snow and rain we are jind by accuweather meteorologist jim dickey. good morning, jim. >> good morning, rob, paula. the
and the gunmen went to the university of southern california. there appears to be some sort of dispute not related to the university. an "l.a. times" reporter is reporting be some type of gang violence. we know the university continues to urge students to stay indoors, keep away from the scene as they investigate what going on at the student center, where this halloween party was being held. the l.a. police department will be holding a briefing. we'll be tuned in and listening to what is going on over there and hopefully update you with more information. >> thanks for the update. it is 5:04 now. millions of people on the east coast still without power. >> some of them without power. pepco only reporting 23 customers without power. that's in d.c. montgomery county and prince george's county. dominion with 3100 outages in northern virginia and b.g.e. with 6400 outages in maryland. >> maryland governor martin o'malley will spend the day in another part of the state hit hard by sandy. >> he will visit garrett county. take a look at this. two feet of sno
, california, are trying to determine the motive for a deadly workplace shooting. they say lawrence jones was in the middle of his shift when he pulled out a handgun and fatally shot two of his co-workers at close range before wounding two others and then taking his own life. >>> and in michigan, police have arrested the man they believe is behind a highway shooting spree. 24 shootings in the last 3 weeks alone. one driver was hurt. police say 1 tip out of nearly 3,000 that came in led them to the suspect's home. >>> and in medical news, going bald and other signs of aging may be much more serious than we thought. they could, in fact, be tell-tale signs of heart disease. a new study found that people are some 57% more likely to have a heart attack if they develop at least three of the following four signs of aging. baldness, a receding hairline, ear lobe increases or fatty deposits around the eyes. checking for those signs of aging should be part of every doctor's exam. >>> and a woman who is probably the nation's bravest and most determined voter. 21-year-old galicia malone, was in labor
is looking to crackdown on so-called superseniors. officials at the california state university system which has over 400,000 students they'll vote this week on what they're calling graduation incentive themes. encouraging students to finish their degrees in four years, to make room for new students, triple the costs for students that take five years to finish. >>> finally, the newest balloons in macy's thanksgiving day parade. they went out for a test-drive. hundreds of volunteers took hello kitty, papa smurf and elf on the shelf for a spin on saturday. >> are you looking forward to that parade? >> very much so. sometimes they have crashed into street lights. they have to be careful. >> we're hoping that doesn't happen this year. enough with the crane in new york. >>> time now to check the weather, ginger zee in the house. good morning. >> one of the biggest snow totals that we found yesterday was in montana, they had 48 inches. parts of colorado had a lot in the mountains itself. denver, 1 to 2 inch. created a little problem on a runway here. kmgh, our official abc station there got this p
. >> work crews from all over the country are pouring into the areas hard hit by sandy. southern california, edison, packed up its equipment and hundreds of personnel for duty in new york and new jersey. >> if you can imagine the devastation that is in new york, what we are doing is they're asking us to send literally self-contained work groups. >> of course the need for utility crews is huge. about 6 million homes and businesses are still without power. and i love to hear about those -- not affected, coming in, and helping those that need the help. >> absolutely. >> so badly. >> you can't look at this and not feel, not get your heart strings pulled. you can't. something uplifting here. a great story in fact involving one of new york's famous steakhouses, old homestead in lower manhattan. instead of letting the steaks and good meat go bad because the power is out. they decided to sell it at cut rate prices. >> yes, they moved the kitchen out on to the sidewalk. and charged passer-byes, $10 for a steak that goes for $47 on the menu. >> ooh, that's a deal! >> dessert were offered at greatly r
in their bedrooms. one proposition that i find really interesting is the one in california showing the kind of antitax hysteria. that was an important one for the future. >> good luck, california, on the economy with that one. >> what should the justice do now in colorado and washington? >> if i look at the precedence, i think they'll be overturned. it just conflicts with federal law. >> so with arizona and the immigration. >> i don't think this will hold up, at least, under current supreme court precedent. >>> one more round to go. which candidates are already making their moves for 2016? the roundtable weighs in on that. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 let's talk about low-cost investing. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 at schwab, we're committed to offering you tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 low-cost investment options-- tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 like our exchange traded funds, or etfs tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 which now have the lowest tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 operating expenses tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 in their respective tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 lipper categories. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 lower than spdr tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 tdd#: 1-800-345-
a $23 million california lottery jackpot. lottery officials finally managed to track her down. and now, she's talking. you won't believe what she's planning to do with all that money. >> i have an idea for her. two words. taco canon. check this out. it's coming up later in the broadcast. it's a canon that works like a t-shirt gun, but slightly more delicious, as long as it survives being shot out of the canon part. >>> we're going to begin with the weather, and the cold in the east, making a challenging task of cleaning up after sandy all the more difficult. ginger zee is here. ginger? >> some of the cold we're seeing post-sandy is starting to settle in. i can tell you from experience, we were without power. it was really, really cold. and it's about to get colder. the windchill in philadelphia, 38. burlington, 36. this is going to get only worse as we go through the next couple of mornings. before we get there, we have to get through the afternoon. philadelphia will get to 50 for a high. back here, some rain/snow mix. it will be blustery for pretty much everyone. very fall-like. and j
the california coast. >>> and finally on this friday morning, isn't it good to say friday? electing a president is serious business. >> that doesn't mean the late-night comedians can't have a little fun with our once in every four years exercise in democracy. >> you get so close to becoming the most powerful person in the world. and just like that, you hope to get a call from "dancing with the stars." "business week" magazine has an interesting cover planned for next week. they digitally aged president obama's face to show what they think he'll look like at the end of his second term. and you can see, they did a really good job. apparently, the president will turn into morgan freeman by the end of his second term. this is what they believe 69-year-old president mitt romney would have looked like. [ laughter and applause ] >> florida is still being counted. folks, i have to tell you, i'm still hanging in there. and i'm checking for updates on the campaign's i'm with mitt app. it still works. and it lets you take photos, little messages, that show your support for mitt romney. i tweeted this one
's involvement in the murder of a british businessman. >>> and a crime in california is making headlines. a 21-year-old man has confessed to breaking into house minority leader nancy pelosi's home. kevin hagen was arrested during another burglar in the same napa valley neighborhood. police say he admitted to breaking into six homes. and he had a watch on him that was taken from pelosi's house. >>> it's time, now, for the weather across the rest of the nation. there's a blizzard in the rockies, with parts of montana picking up half a foot of snow. it's going to be gusty in reno and salt lake city. shroudy with sprinkles in san francisco. >> temps in florida are cooler than usual. miami breaks 70. that's frigid for them. in phoenix, the mid-80s. l.a. had been in the 90s. today, only 69. >> you said honolulu. >>> when we come back, another staggering impact of hurricane sandy. 250,000 cars. >>> and wall street jitters. will investors see a rebound from the worst sell-off in a year? >>> then, new video of a brazen getaway attempt in a plane. the caught-on-tape crime that came to a deadly end. >>>
, the other victims of hurricane sandy. dozens of orphans cats and dogs were flown to southern california. they were moved from the east coast shelters here to make room for more animals abandoned or stranded by the storm. there's hope the animals will still be reunited with their owners, but if not, also hope they'll find new hopes on the west coast. >>> and our person tonight, new jersey 2k3w06 nor chris christie. "snl" loves to spoof christie, but last night, they didn't have to. they got the real thing on "weekend update." he showed up wears that same fleece jacket he's had on. >> i'd like to give a special thanks to my wife, who put up a w a husband who smelled like wet fleece. >> you have been wearing that fleece a lot. >> oh, yeah, it's fused to my skin at this point. >> i have seening wearing suits. >> yeah, i wear them over the fleece. i'm going to die in this fleece. but that's okay. it's a good fleece. >> it is good. >> stop saying things i've already said. >> okay! >> the governor doing the job himself last night. sends your idea s for the "instant index" at abcnews.com or twe
is now out. there's no word on what caused it. >>> and the major highway connecting southern california and las vegas, has reopened after being closed monday because of the intense wildfire you see here, raging on both sides of interstate 15. crews battling to keep the flames away from nearby homes. they hope to have the fire contained by tonight. >>> finally, we want to say thank you to all of you who generously supported our day of giving for the victims of hurricane sandy monday. with your help, we raised nearly $16 million, as of early this morning. and you can still donate. won't you, please? call 1-800-help-now, or redcross.org. >>> and again, for a look at the weather, the nor'easter up the coast, here's sam. >> when we see nor'easters, if there's snow, there needs to be cold air in place. and there's plenty of cold air. let's show you the shots from killington, vermont, where the air was so cold, and windchills in the teens and 20s, they've started making some snow. bradford, 19. northern new york state, pennsylvania, teens and 20s for windchills. up comes the nor'easter. it pul
're right on the coast of california, you have a cool, damp wind that's going to be on you in the next couple of days. if you're just off that area, look at salt lake. look at topeka. these areas are comfortable. the wind is nice and dry and comfortable there. it's milder in the middle of the country. it's nice through the weekend. it is officials -- we see shine this morning in between some of the clouds. it is a sign of things to come more sunshinee this afternoon. this little disturbance will o the coast. 38 degrees at dulles airport. 44 at reagan national airport. partly sunny skies >> i am warm and cozy. i feel a little like kermit the frog. by the way, we are live in times square, gang. now, it's inside to lara. >> thank you so much. great crowd outside. >>> here's a look at what we have going on inside on our "gma morning menu." get ready to meet the biggest triplets in the world. healthy, happy. >>> and we have a great trash to treasure transformation for you. >>> and lindsay lohan live here. and d.j. kalkutta, working it out, on this deejay friday, live on "gma." i was living
played a role in some 19 murders. he was captured last year in california after tphraeg boston in 1994. his trial is set for march but his lawyers want it delayed. >> 7 is on your side with new research on the best care for diabetics with hard disease. those with clogged arteries fare better with bis in surgery instead of stents. a study finds 19% of the bypass group suffered a heart attack or stroke or died compared with 27% of people given stents. >> mark kirk of illinois took part in a charity fund-raiser stair claiming event climbing 37 of the 103 floors of the willis tower in chicago. he made it up to the 103rd floor. there he was met with hugs and cheers as he made the finish line. it was his first public appearance since suffering a stroke in january. glad to see that. >> not the only person participating. the first person to climb all 103 tphrrs was there with a bionic leg. it took him about 45 minutes. the limb is the first that responds to his thoughts. he lost the leg that he was born with in a motorcycle accident. breaking news from parts of new jersey. >>
the smoky mountains. then sunset in california. a beautiful one. from carlsbad. >> beautiful, indeed. ginger, thanks. >>> now to the toast of the makers of king of beers. budweiser temporarily turning off its brewing taps. >> they're putting something else in the can. abc's john muller is on the story. >> good morning. sandy is a story about people. millions of them. amid those struggles and personal dramas corporations are pitching in. they're not turning water into wine, but it's almost miraculous. they're turning beer into water. 44,000 cases of zero brew h20 instead of brew. heading to the new york/new jersey area full of charge. he's originally from new jersey. >> personally for me, it does mean a little bit more because i do have family that has been affected by it. >> reporter: it sounds novel. but they have been converting beer lines to water lines for disaster relief dating back to the san francisco earthquake of 1906. 71 million cans of water donated since 1988. >> lot of people don't have opportunities to help. we look at this an opportunity to help. >> reporter: anheuser busch by
along the california coast. some light rain in the dakotas. drier in the northeast. chilly morning in the southeast. >> 70s from miami to new orleans. 50s in the northwest. and midwest. 40s from seattle to portland. >> with veterans' day almost upon us, college sports going all out to support the vets and military in general. one way that is happening, tonight on the flight deck of the decommissioned aircraft carrier, the "u.s.s. yorktown." >> a double-header on tap. first women of notre dame taking on the ohio state university buckeyes. then it is the buckeyes' men's team facing marquette. also in germany tonight, msu, spartans taking on uconn. >> we should note that espn's "college gameday" is being done live from the deck of the carrier "u.s.s. san diego" in port in san diego. they do that. kind of cool. >> nice tribute. for sure. >>> parent, we have another segment of "parents picks" in the works. i know you can relate to how stressful it can be to travel over the holidays with kids. it is really not fun, let me tell you. >> those of us without kids don't like you guys on the p
, everybody. a wet day from northern california to seattle. up to a half foot of snow in the cascades and northern rockies. rain in south texas. and morning frost along the gulf coast. rain from florida to new england. >> mainly 50s in the northeast. just 30s and 40s in the midwest. 75, phoenix. 63, sacramento. >>> and in monday night football, it was the chiefs visiting the steelers. it was a tough good morning to watch. we pick it up late. chiefs driving the field goal range. they tie it up as the clock wind down. yep, we're going to o.t. >> that's where the chiefs' quarterback, matt cassel found lawrence # timmons, the pick deep into territory. just enough for the steelers to kick the winning field goal. steelers win an unwatchable one, 16-13. but their quarterback, ben roethlisberger taken to the hospital in the third quarter for a right shoulder injury. they're hoping he is not out for an extended period of time. he is having a career year. >> fourth qb injury this week. rough week for the qbs. all right. >>> coming up. kirstie alley making an encore performance on "dancing with
southern california. santa ana wind spread the fire to both side of the interstate. 15 in cajun pass, backing up traffic for hours. fire crews managed to keep the flames spreading from nearby homes. >>> we'll lighten the mood with what is no doubt one of our "favorite stories of the day. "check out my saints. yes, indeed. boys in black and gold. defensive back, patrick robinson. he returns an interception, 99 yards. for a touchdown. last night against the eagles. there in the dome. >> drew brees, threw two touchdown passes. the eagles are pretty much toast. let rob save the best part. >> saints win. saints win. at this point, every win is at least, is -- a moral victory. >> all three of them. way to go. >> whatever. long way off to the playoffs. don't count them out yet. coming up next, we'll turn our attention to clean-up along the east coast. some how are making progress and worried it could all be wiped away. it is all coming up on "world news now". >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by lifestyle lift. you disgust me. prove it. enough is enough. d-con no view,
coast states are counting ballots including mega state, california. >>> democrats have strengthened their control of the senate taking two seats away from the republicans. the races that changed hands are in the states of indiana and massachusetts. >>> and there is a wild card in maine, independent former governor angus king, elected to succeed retiring republican senator olympia snow. king has not yet said which party he will vote with. definitely you look at it in a nutshell -- obama is re-elected. majority in the house and senate remain. marijuana legalized in two states, colorado and washington. gay marriage is legalized in maryland and maine. >> look at everything you listed, plus you look at the big role, latino population, played, and obama won the group by 70% you. you have to wonder. i have heard the analysts talk about this all night. time for introspection in the republican party, because maybe slowly getting at a pace where the country is getting. so that party has a lot to deal with over the next few months. coming up next -- the coverage of the election of president ob
, offering its help toing or nigh and pay for a $1.2 million wedding, april 7 in california. one caveat, the bride and groom must allow all of the decisions about their special day be voted on and curated by followers on social media like facebook and twitter. a promotional thing, "bride" mag zen has seen a decline in ad revenue. randy zuckerberg, the sister of mark zuckerberg is helping produce the event on line. they will donate a dl ollar to charity of the couple's choice. for everybody who likes something related to the wedding. host the wedding, 7:00 p.m., sunday, on line, when face book gets its most traffic. leave wedding details in the hand of strangers but get $1 million wedding out of it. i think folks may jump on that. >> they will. do they get to pick out bridesmaids and everything. >> everything left up to facebook. all advertising you know the deal. free wedding at the mercy of the public. >> something else free. get a look at the international space station, cruising in outer space. seen up for text messages. they will text you when it is above you. new service, spot the
what the impact will be on the national figures in the race for president. california, washington, hawaii have gone for obama, idahoor romney. no big surprises there for people. as you see there with the big vote, the national vote here, mitt romney still showing up here at 2 percentage points ahead of barack obama. right now the eyes of the obama and romney campaigns are watching the fates of their campaigns and the future of the nation, all coming in as each return comes in. abc 7 is your election station tonight. senior political reporter is live at the obama campaign. he's in chicago. let's check in with him. >> we have a long and uncertain night but don't tell that to the cheerers here at obama head quarters in chicago. they are very upbeat as they watch the results come in. particularly when they have seen the numbers come in in pennsylvania, from wisconsin, from new hampshire. they believe that gives them a clear path. they also say senior staff that i talked to early tonight that they read the tea leaves yesterday when they saw mitt romney in ohio. they say that was, quote
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